Grounds for Grave Concern: Bristol Municipal Cemeteries Past, Present and Future

Date: 17 January 2019
Venue: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Time: 18:00-19:30


Cemeteries. They're contested, contradictory spaces, where the profound and prosaic meet and often collide. The original urban green spaces, they memorialise the dead, provide recreation for the living, host a surprising variety of wildlife - and are also places of work.

In this talk, Dr Helen Frisby (Graduate School at UWE Bristol) and Dr Stuart Prior (Reader in Archaeological Practice at the University of Bristol) tell the multifaceted story of Bristol's municipal cemeteries past, present and future. As well as charting how Bristol has disposed of its dead in the past and nowadays, they will ask what the future might hold for our local cemeteries as our lifestyles and deathstyles continue to change.

This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed seminar programme.

Cost: Free to attend
Contact: Professor Steve Poole
Telephone: +44(0)117 32 84437
E-mail: Steve.Poole@uwe.ac.uk

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